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International media and Obama’s message to the Muslim world

(FinalCall.com) - Pre- and post-reaction to President Obama's speech delivered in Cairo to the Muslim world was overwhelmingly favorable and seemed to take on new meaning as time progressed. According to the British daily, The Guardian, though the president didn't reveal any new policy programs June 4, the speech will go down in history for its tone–the vocabulary–he used...

Zimbabwean farm case moved to July 16

Zimbabwe Ambassador: Self-determination is at root of conflict (FCN, 04-22-2008)Activists: Fast track is right track in Zim land redistribution plan (FCN, 02-13-2003)Special Report on Zimbabwe land crisis (FCN, 10-13-2002) WINDHOEK, Namibia (PANA) - The South African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal has moved the hearing of Zimbabwe’s land case, in which 78 White commercial farmers are challenging the expropriation of...

Anger, condemnation follow South Africa violence

LAGOS, Nigeria (PANA) - Widespread and varying reactions have greeted the xenophobic attacks in South Africa, with Africans and non-Africans alike pondering what could have led to African-on-African violence at a time the continent is pushing on with plans to form the United States of Africa. Though Zimbabweans, Malawians, Mozambicans and Nigerians have borne the brunt of the...

Kenya’s economy to pick up after unrest?

New cabinet faces tough road in Kenya (FCN, 05-05-2008)Economic inequality fuels Kenya’s violence (FCN, 02-15-2008) NAIROBI, Kenya (PANA) - Kenya’s economy is expected to accelerate its growth from the depressed focus rate of 4.6 percent upwards as the economy picks up activity months after violence erupted following the East African nation’s disputed presidential polls. Kenya’s Finance Minister Amos Kimunya said...

Nigeria moves to tackle food crisis

Could the global food crisis impact America? (FCN, 04-30-2008) ABUJA, Nigeria (PANA) - Nigeria has announced plans to import 500,000 metric tons of rice and release an additional 11,000 metric tons of grains from its strategic reserve to cushion the effect of the global food crisis. Already, the government has allocated about $678 billion for the massive rice importation. The decisions...

AU plans investment bank to bolster industrialization in Africa

ADDIS ABABA, Ethiopia (PANA)–The African Union (AU) recently announced plans to create an investment bank to finance private sector developments within the continent, as part of efforts to put the continent on a sound growth path towards its industrialization. AU Commissioner for Economic Affairs Maxwell Mkwezalamba said talks on the formation of the continental development bank were underway to...

Kenya: Kofi Annan to lead African Union’s mediation

Election violence rocks Kenya (FCN, 01-13-2008) Nairobi, Kenya (PANA) - Former UN Secretary General Kofi Annan will take over the mediation efforts in the Kenyan post-electoral crisis with his immediate mandate being to tackle constitutional and electoral reforms in the East African country, reports PANA Thursday. African Union (AU) chairman John Kufuor, who is also the Ghanaian President, jet ted...

WHO warns of emerging deadly diseases worldwide

NEW YORK, UN (PANA) - The World Health Organization (WHO), recently warned of the emergence of new diseases around the world spreading “at an unprecedented rate.” “The emerging infections are moving more quickly, as well as spreading faster and becoming increasingly difficult to treat,” the UN health agency warned in its 2007 annual report released in Geneva. It cautioned that...

African Union launches diplomatic mission in Washington

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent The African Union (Official Site)African Union chairman: ‘Africa must unite’ (FCN, 07-18-2007)Africa rebukes Bush on African Command (FCN, 07-11-2007)Progression towards United States of Africa continues (FCN, 07-21-2005) WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - The African Union (AU) officially launched its diplomatic mission to the United States on July 11 at the Organization of American States/African Union Democracy Bridge Forum themed “Democracy Bridge:...

Sudan and America’s racist foreign policy

ASKIAMSenior Correspondent Bush imposes pre-emptive sanctions on the Sudan WASHINGTON (FinalCall.com) - Hostility toward the government of the Sudan by the U.S. and other Western nations only serves to extend the armed conflict and prolong the humanitarian suffering in Darfur, Sudan’s Foreign Minister told reporters at the National Press Club here, in a satellite video conference from Khartoum June 6. “The biggest...